Alicia Harvie | Civil Eats


Alicia Harvie is Farm Aid's program manager. Alicia replies to reader's inquiries via a monthly "Ask Farm Aid" column at For 25 years, Farm Aid has worked to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $36 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the current system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

Drawing Distinction Between Family Farms and Factory Farms